Saturday, October 27, 2012

3D Camera Cake

This cake is by FAR my most intense most detailed 3D cake I have ever made.  And the biggest blow - I thought it didn't taste that good.  This was the 2nd Martha Stewart cake I have made and both cakes have been on the dry side.  Thank goodness for ice cream because that helped but ice cream should NOT be a must when serving cake.  But anyway, here is my handy work.

 The whole cake is covered in Fondant (Satin Ice).  I find that SI tastes so much better.
 I wrote Happy 60th Birthday Tom on the camera strap.

 Look at all those buttons!!!!  Yup!  I added every single one to make it as real as possible.  The cake lays on top of another cake meant to look like a photo album.  I painted on 1952-2012 on the side of the photo album.
I made this for my father-in-law.  Not only was the cake a surprise but the party was too!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Angry Birds Cake

Angry Birds hit my house full on a couple weeks ago when my sister asked me to make an Angry Birds themed cake.  She never gives me any kind of direction on whether she wants a 3D cake or a flat image cake and my hubby being an avid AB player said it had to be 3D.  So my mind went full force on trying to come up with something.
 I used those Chocolate wafer cookies for the beams that the pigs sometimes are on and under.  I also used a few of those with some melted chocolate to make the slingshot.
 All the characters were made with cake balls.  I'm not a fan of Fondant characters because you can't eat them.
 Here's a close up of the pigs.  I used M&M's for the noses and just added more detail with melted chocolate thorough a piping bag.
And I added the Birthday greeting on the side of the cake.  I hear RJ just loved it!  The cake was a vanilla cake with strawberry filling.  The cake balls were apple cake and an apple cinnamon frosting.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wild Animal Baby Explorers Cake

I had never heard of Wild Animal Baby Explorers.  It is a cartoon on the WTTW channel.  And it didn't seem to me when I searched for cake ideas that many other people had heard of it either.  So I looked at the website:  And tried to come up with the best idea I could.  So I simple did the Frozen Buttercream transfer technique again and used the coloring page found on the website and VOILA!  Here is the outcome!

I made a chocolate cake with an Oreo Cream Cheese Whipped filling with Chocolate buttercream frosting.  And the decorating is all done with regular buttercream.  Not too shabby!!!